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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra

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The best prices from Melbourne to Canberra are usually found in April or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR)

MEL - CBR
Price
$227 - $382
CBR
Temperature
12 - 28 °C
CBR
Rainfall
33 - 69 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$227

From Melbourne to Canberra

One-way from

$270

One-way flight from Melbourne to Canberra

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Canberra?

Departing on a Thursday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 16% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Canberra?

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to Canberra, book at least 55 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 58% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $301 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $351.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Canberra?

Flights from Melbourne to Canberra lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne to Canberra in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $199.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Canberra (MEL - CBR)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne to Canberra at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 24% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra in March, April 2021

25 Mar - 28 Mar
$292pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
25 Mar - 28 Mar
$295pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
10 Apr - 12 Apr
$300pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Canberra 2021 flight deals

25 Mar - 28 Mar
$292pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
25 Mar - 28 Mar
$295pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
10 Apr - 12 Apr
$300pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Canberra from Melbourne

12 Jul - 16 Jul
$315pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
27 Apr - 9 May
$323pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
16 Apr - 18 Apr
$329pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Canberra

14 Mar - 15 Mar
$352pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
10 Mar - 17 Mar
$359pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
12 Mar - 14 Mar
$360pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Canberra from Melbourne

05:10 - 10:20
Virgin Australia
1 stop
5h 10m
MEL - CBR
Virgin Australia
$271
StudentUniverse
12:30 - 15:30
Qantas Airways
1 stop
3h 00m
MEL - CBR
Qantas Airways
$292
Jettzy
16:45 - 04:30
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
11h 45m
MEL - CBR
Multiple Airlines
$295
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Canberra

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $384 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $384. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qantas Airways for just $292, but on average you can expect to pay $343.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to Canberra have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Tigerair Australia with this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra for under $384 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra under $384. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Canberra is less than $361.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Canberra for under $384?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Canberra within the next 7 days for less than $384.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to Canberra have been viewed 5,725 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Canberra?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Melbourne is roughly similar to Canberra. You can assume this to be the case over the next 9 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Canberra?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 28 °C range in January. The weather in Canberra is generally hotter than Melbourne's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Canberra?

A quick flight from Melbourne to Canberra can take about 1h 05m. Virgin Australia provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $316. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Canberra return?

Flying on Qantas Airways is currently your cheapest option to Canberra, with prices starting at $292. Another option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $300 return.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Canberra one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Virgin Australia. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $179. Users have also found tickets on Qantas Airways for as little as $222.

Destination information for Canberra

Flight duration
1h 07m
Average temperature for March in Canberra
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Canberra
36.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Canberra

Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
$118 $167 No cancel fee 81%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Tigerair Australia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Australia
$177 $260 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$144 $296 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra

Morning 6 AM to midday 51% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 27% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 22% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Canberra
Sunday
11 daily flights
Monday
12 daily flights
Tuesday
14 daily flights
Wednesday
14 daily flights
Thursday
15 daily flights
Friday
12 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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